A recent photo seems to show that recently departed Coventry City midfielder Tony Andreu has joined up with St Mirren on their pre-season tour.
SNS Group’s recent Twitter post clearly shows Andreu in a St Mirren tracksuit at Glasgow Airport. The Buddies are flying out to Spain for pre-season, under the management of new boss Jim Goodwin.
The ex-Hamilton and Dundee United midfielder is currently on the lookout for a new club. He recently left the Sky Blues after a loan spell with Accies.
Is Andreu a good fit for St Mirren?
The Frenchman is no stranger to Scottish football. He’s had spells at Livingston, Accies and United. Aged 31 now though, would he be a decent acquisition for Goodwin’s men?
He’s a very technical midfielder. His game is heavily reliant on others doing the dirty work around him, so that he can express his technical abilities in the middle of the park. The Paisley outfit need someone like that.
Last term for Brian Rice’s Hamilton side he made 12 appearances, scoring zero and assisting twice. He wasn’t exactly amazing for them, but he gave them a creative spark at points.
He also featured 10 times in League One for Coventry last term. There is a very good player in Andreu, but at 31, did last season show he’s on the decline a bit?
There’s been no official announcement as such from the Buddies on Andreu. You’d have to assume on that basis that he is on trial with the club. That’s a sensible approach. That way Goodwin can have a look at him and see if he can offer anything to the cause.
Now that he’s been pictured in St Mirren gear, you’d like to think the Paisley side will have to make an announcement on his situation in the very near future.